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   Nov 14

Umbilical Cord Stem Cells

Umbilical cord blood is rich in hematopoietic progenitor stem cells. These stem cells can generate red blood cells (for transporting oxygen through the bloodstream), WBC (to defend ourselves against external aggression) and platelets (which promote clotting and prevent hemorrhages). They also have the ability to regenerate the bone marrow and immune system when it is depressed, either by own bone marrow illness, or by a previous chemotherapy treatment (used as conditioning prior to the patient preparation which will be transplanted with hematopoietic stem cells). The time of delivery is extremely important because it is the only chance to take the sample of blood collection, which is done without any pain both for the mother and the newborn. Diseases treatable? Number of pathology in which transplantation of umbilical cord blood has been used and has proven to be clinically effective is very high (85 diseases). These diseases can be classified into two groups: neoplastic hematologic (73% of cases) and not tumor (27%). Ivida, is the banco de Cordon umbilical of the IVI group, leading European in assisted reproduction. Ivida is characterized by the highest standards of quality since it strictly follows the Netcord protocols and instructions of the National Plan of blood, getting additionally process the sample in less than 24 hours since extraction, which allows the sample have maximum viability and quality where needed for future transplant..

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